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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.25.19)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"GPS III SV02 is receiving and responding to commands just as planned. In the days ahead, we'll finish orbit raising to our operational slot and then send the satellite commands telling it to to deploy its solar arrays and antennas. Once we are set up, we'll begin on-orbit checkout and tests, including extensive signals testing with our advanced navigation payload."

Source: Johnathon Caldwell, Lockheed Martin Space's vice president for Navigation Systems, adding some detail to the announcment that the US Air Force's second next-generation GPS III satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is responding to commands, under control and now using its own internal propulsion system to get to orbit following its successful launch Thursday morning.

FMI: www.lockheedmartin.com

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